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What tennis abilities "only" do you all like (not don't like - mind you) about all or any of the top twenty players on the WTA tour?

For instance:

1. Though I've had a problem with Jen's attitude on court here lately, I think this about her:
a. IMO - she is the best returner on the tour. I say this because of the fact that unless Venus hits an ace or hits the ball w/a thundering 120+ mile serve - Jen at leasts gets her racket on the ball. And she is excellent on blocking the ball back. The media/press/commentating monkeys used to say Davy was the best - but I think Jen is super in that area.

2. Venus:
a. I think Venus has the best power serve on the tour.
b. I think Venus has the best backhand on the tour.
c. I think Venus hits the svinging volleys better than anyone on the tour.
d. I think Venus is an excellent returner. She usually hits the return over the net initially.

3. Martina:
a. I think Martina is one of the best, if not the best, re-director of the ball on the tour.
b. I think Martina is one of the best in hitting the ball fairly deep.
c. I think Martina one of the top three competitors on the tour. She will always have the "Take no prisoners" approach.

4. Lindsay:
a. I think Lindsay has the best or one of the best forehands on the tour.
b. I think Lindsay has a beautiful forehand when she flattens the ball out when trying to hit the lines
c. I think Lindsay, Serena & Daniela have the best second serve on the tour. Of course Lindsay's first serve ain't all bad either.

5. Kim:
a. I think Kim has a very good forehand, and IMO, one of the best.
b. Kim is another one that hits the ball fairly deep.

6. Jelena
a. I think Jelena is another one with a good forehand.
b. I think Jelena is a good mover on the tour, as it pertains to chasing down balls.

7. Monica:
a. I think Monica can hit those angles better than anyone on the tour.
b. I think Monica is another great re-director of the ball and she is excellent at hitting close to the lines.

8. Serena:
a. I think Serena has the best first and second serve on the tour.
b. I think Serena is another one that knows geometry and can hit them angles.
c. I think Serena is excellent on chasing down balls and getting the balls back.

9. Justine:
a. Has a beautiful backhand and she is another one that hits her forehand flat, and she looks fierce when hitting both her forehand and backhand.

10: Momo:
a. Momo's backhand is beautiful.
b. IMO - Momo slams her forehand like Kuerten. She is a great approacher on her forehand.

16. ASV:
a. I think A Sanchez-Vicario is like Cappy in getting/blocking most player's first serves back. She is an excellent retriever of the ball. I always get nervous when she and Venus play. How about at the Olympics - for Gods sake. She has a never say die attitude - and she is an excellent hustler in retrieving balls and hitting up those annoying lobs. Pleeeeze!

17. Amanda:
a. Amanda is another one that is excellent at scurrying around for the ball.


?????? Why is Tauziat's name still listed - I wonder?



WTA TOUR WORLD RANKINGS

Updated February 11

No Player Pts
1 J Capriati (USA) 4,825
2 V Williams (USA) 4,481
3 M Hingis (Swi) 4,054
4 L Davenport (U.S.) 3,862
5 K Clijsters (Bel) 3,698
6 J Dokic (Yug) 2,974
7 M Seles (U.S.) 2,913
8 S Williams (U.S.) 2,875
9 J Henin (Bel) 2,845
10 A Mauresmo (Fra) 2,544
11 S Testud (Fra) 1,978
12 M Shaugnessy (USA) 1,893
13 S Farina Elia (Ita) 1,838
14 E Dementieva (Rus) 1,680
15 N Tauziat (Fra) 1,619
16 A Sanchez-Vicario (Spa) 1,548
17 A Coetzer (Rsa) 1,477
18 M Maleeva (Bul) 1,450
19 I Tulyaganova (Uzb) 1,224
20 B Schett (Aut) 1,139
 

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Nice thread. :) Glad that you mentioned Arantxa. Nobody thinks about this a lot but she always gives the big hitters, Venus, Lindsay, and Serena a lot of trouble every time they play. :)
 

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I think Nathalie wants one last shot at Wimbledon!;)
 

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Jennifer Capriati

* I think she has the best forehand on tour
* I think she is the most mentally tough on tour
* I think she has the best first-serve return on tour

Venus Williams

* I think she has an excellent backhand
* I think she is the most feared player on tour
* I think she has the best first serve on tour
* I think she is the fastest on tour

Martina Hingis

* I think she is the best volleyer in the game today
* I think she has the best anticiaption
* I think she has the most finesse and variety
* I think she is the most consistent player on tour
* I think she is the best overall returner on tour
* I think she plays the angles better than anyone on tour
* I think she is the smartest on-court player
* I think she is the most natural tennis player, ever

Lindsay Davenport

* By far, the best backhand on tour
* I think she is overall the most powerful on tour
* I think she is the best second-serve returner on tour
* I think she is the most consisent power player

Kim Clijsters

* I think she trails only Lindsay in groundstroke power
* I think she has the most finesse of any power player
* I think she is an excellent natural athlete

Jelena Dokic

* I think she has the best dropshot this side of Martina
* I think she packs a lot of punch for her size
* I think her backhand and forehand are the most evenly balanced

Monica Seles

* She is one of the best returners ever
* I think her angle-game is excellent
* She hits it as hard as anyone

Serena Williams

* I think she has the best overall serve on tour
* I think she is the best scrambler on tour
* I think her forehand is the best on tour (along with Jen Cap)

Justine Henin

* I think her shots are beautiful
* I think she is the best fighter on tour
* I think she is the most balanced player in all areas

Amelie Mauresmo

* Her topspin is devestating
* She hits it as hard as anyone
 

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A fine thread. But it's going to take me some time to answer.
 

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and no, rocksteady is not being biased :D

after all she's our MARTI :D
 

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1)Amanda Coetzer Makes Very Few Mistakes She is a smart player and looks great out there!
2) I Grudgingly Admit Martina Hingis Has The Greatest Shot Variety - She is a smart player and what she lacks in power, she makes up for in shot selection!
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3) Jennifer Capriati Has The Best Forehand And The Heart Of A Champion! - She can hit the lines and the corners from anywhere on the court and is especially dangerous on the run with her forehand. And, the way she came back at Oz, well, that was all heart!
4) Momo Has The Best Moves Out There! She is the best natural athlete out there!
 
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